** The Hugo Award nomination deadline (March 19th) is fast approaching; if you are a member of the 2020 or 2021 WorldCons, better hop to it. If you have a spare spot for "Best Fan Writer", I invite you to review samples of my 2020 work here: https://microsff.com/2020-showcase **
After a couple of fun chat sessions we are returning to Ember tonight for some more actual play. The Chronicles Of Ember is set in a unique role playing world. The game's author, Alan, will be our game master tonight.
Inspired Unreality open game chat is held every Monday night at 9:00 Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you've never been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.
This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Sun Ra and Keith Jarrett. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.
Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.
Sun Ra and his Arkestra – On Jupiter sunramusic.bandcamp.com/album/on-jupiter
Keith Jarrett – The Koln Concert www.ecmrecords.com/artists/1435045745/keith-jarrett
Join us for Inspired Unreality open game chat tonight. Inspired Unreality is held every Monday night at 9:00 Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkars Tavern on Discord. All gaming is on topic. If you've never been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.
Last week we recorded the Related To Geeks Podcast. It was a lot of fun when those who are Related to Geeks were joined by Levi Combs and Will Hose to discuss “What players love. What players hate. What DMs love. What DMs hate”. Mostly we leaned toward the love. Stay tuned in and I will let you know when the podcast is posted. Lots of great tips for players and DMs.
Two amateur art critics meet in a gallery and argue passionately about the pieces they see, until finally they find a piece on which they can agree... All of the visuals of the film have been realized using Blender and other free/open source software, the film itself and all the assets are being released open and free as Creative Commons CC-BY. You can support us by joining Blender Cloud, a monthly subscription that makes projects like this possible: https://cloud.blender.org/ Directed by: Beorn Leonard Produced by: Ton Roosendaal, Blender Institute
For the past 10 years, I've worked remotely most of the time, but when I go into the office, I sit in a room full of fellow introverts who are easily disturbed by ambient noise and talking. We discovered that listening to music can suppress office noise, make voices less distracting, and provide a pleasant working environment with enjoyable music.
The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Gifts of Asti, by Andre Alice Norton
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THE GIFTS OF ASTI
She was the guardian of the worlds, but HER world was dead.
Even here, on the black terrace before the forgotten mountain retreat of Asti, it was possible to smell the dank stench of burning Memphir, to imagine that the dawn wind bore upward from the pillaged city the faint tortured cries of those whom the barbarians of Klem hunted to their prolonged death. Indeed it was time to leave–
Varta, last of the virgin Maidens of Asti, shivered. The scaled and wattled creature who crouched beside her thigh turned his reptilian head so that golden eyes met the aquamarine ones set slantingly at a faintly provocative angle in her smooth ivory face.
She nodded in answer to that unvoiced question Lur had sent into her brain, and turned toward the dark cavern which was the mouth of Asti’s last dwelling place. Once, more than a thousand years before when the walls of Memphir were young, Asti had lived among men below. But in the richness and softness which was trading Memphir, empire of empires, Asti found no place. So He and those who served Him had withdrawn to this mountain outcrop. And she, Varta, was the last, the very last to bow knee at Asti’s shrine and raise her voice in the dawn hymn–for Lur, as were all his race, was mute.
Even the loot of Memphir would not sate the shaggy headed warriors who had stormed her gates this day. The stairway to Asti’s Temple was plain enough to see and there would be those to essay the steep climb hoping to find a treasure which did not exist. For Asti was an austere God, delighting in plain walls and bare altars. His last priest had lain in the grave niches these three years, there would be none to hold that gate against intruders. [Read more…]
7 Bash tutorials to enhance your command line skills in 2021
Bash is the default command line shell on most Linux systems. So why not learn how to get the most out of it? This year, Opensource.com featured many great articles to help you leverage the power of the Bash shell. These are some of the most-read articles about Bash:
🦋 Die ausländischen Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur. v.2, plates Erlangen: im Verlage der Expedition des Esper'schen Schmetterlings- und des Schreber'schen Säugthierwerkes, http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12763199
Backups are a critical part of any operation, personal or professional. Having a solid backup system is so important to making this work. Head over to #FrontPageLinux to check out the recent article on #ResticBackups , a Flexible & Powerful Backup Solution. https://buff.ly/3bEVZxv